‘A School of Educational Enterprise’
|Address:||Years 10-12, 16 Davisson St, Epping VIC 3076|
|Years 7-9, 400 Dalton Rd, Epping VIC 3076|
|Country campus (Ostia)Falls Rd, Strath Creek VIC 3658|
|Tel:||03 9409 8800|
|Fax:||03 9408 7531|
“We are committed to the provision of high quality and contemporary Catholic Education. As a ‘School of Educational Enterprise’ we prepare students to contribute positively to society.” – Mr Brian Hanley
|Enquiries:||Mrs Enza Sinopoli|
|Yr Range:||Yr 7-12|
|Yr 7 Enrolment:||348 students; 12 classes|
|Languages:||Italian, French, Japanese, Spanish & Greek|
|Fees for 2014:||Yr 7 $5,570 Yr 12 $6,410|
|VCE Units 3/4:||59|
Destinations Year 12
|• Music Performance Centres x 3
• eLearning Centre/VCAL Hub
• Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centres x 2
• Design & Technology Centre
• Food Technology Centres x 2
• Learning Activities Complex
• Library Resource Centres x 2
• Performing Arts/Drama Centre
• Trade & Industry Centre
• Careers Centres x 2
• Weights/Circuit Rooms x 2
• Track & Field Complex
• Basketball Courts x 9
• Multi-purpose Areas x 2
• Gymnasiums x 2
• Tennis Courts x 9
• Netball Courts x 2
• Soccer & Hockey Pitch
• IT Labs x 6/Wireless Sites x 2
• Counselling Rooms x 2
• Sports & Assembly Hall
• Media Suites x 2
• Science Labs x 9
• Rural Campus
• LOTE Centre
• Chapels x 2
• Ovals x 2
St Monica’s College, Epping, was established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan as a regional school for girls in 1964. It became co-educational in 1978. Originally a one campus school, growth soon occurred and in 1978, the College purchased a second campus in Dalton Road, Epping, and introduced co-education. Over the years the College has expanded, and Ostia at Strath Creek was acquired in 1999 to provide a location for personal development and retreat activities for students and staff. St Monica’s College is acknowledged in the wider community as a leader in the area of literacy and numeracy, and is committed to supporting all students in the development of these essential skills.
The needs of all students are recognised and the College employs specialist staff with expertise in the education of highly able students (HORIZONS Accelerated Learning Program), students with learning difficulties and well- established integration programs. Continuing its commitment to senior studies, the College provides an extensive range of VCE offerings to ensure high results.
The College celebrates fifty years of serving the northern suburbs of Melbourne in 2014. There will be much to celebrate for all past and present Monicans.
Sport is a major component of Monican life and our College is respected throughout Australia for our diverse and large sports program. Major sports, which have excellence programs operating on a weekly basis are soccer, AFL football, hockey, netball, basketball and tennis. These sports are also played at a level that allows maximum participation.
The College boasts superb sporting facilities including a 500 metre track and field centre, soccer pitch, hockey field and nine tennis courts. Indoor facilities including basketball courts are also of first class quality.
Other sports that Monicans play, and in which they are coached, include rugby, swimming, athletics, golf and volleyball.
The College has enjoyed sporting success both locally and interstate. International trips are organised for the further development of squads.
Recent visits by staff to international sports schools and academies have set up the College to expand and intensify its sport excellence programs. This is an exciting development.
Our College is committed to social justice and community service in the local area and throughout the world. Our Social Justice Coordinator conducts the Good Gospel Group and these students work through the Face to Faith Foundation to connect with other young people in other nations on social justice and interfaith matters.
The College is a strong supporter of Caritas and each year hosts a Refugee and Asylum Seeker Forum. The College arranges gatherings of many schools to discuss and implement action plans in relation to social justice initiatives. Annually, the College funds a month long visit by Presentation Sisters from Pakistan. These visits and extensive fund raising daily increase the students’ knowledge of Pakistan and the struggles faced by Christian people in this nation.
On the local level, the College is a loyal supporter of the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Children First Foundation founded by Ms Moira Kelly, and the Samaritan Inn, a place of refuge for Melbourne women in need.The Inn is managed by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Community service is given through regular visits to special educational units, aged care homes, and via Primary School reading programs.
Visit Us in 2014
We welcome you to attend a Morning Tea with the Principal which are held regularly throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and to learn more about the values of a Monican Education. For dates please visit our College website or contact the Registrar. Bookings are essential. Our information evening is on Tuesday 2 September.